99 days left in 2019...
Today is the second day of the 39th week [and the year is 3/4th over], the 23rd day of the 9th month, the 266th day of 2019, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Autumn (Autumnnal Equinox) 3:50AM EDT
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day
- Family Day
- International Day of Sign Languages
- Mabon – although tied to the equinox, it actually started on the 21st and ends on the 29th.
- National Checkers Day or National Dogs in Politics Day
- National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
- National Great American Pot Pie Day
- National Snack Stick Day
- Native American Women's Equal Pay Day
- Proposal Day
- Restless Legs Awareness Day
- Teal Talk Day – actually a day to raise awareness of ovarian cancer
- The First Day of Fall
- Za'atar Day – an herb and spice blend used in Middle Eastern cooking
1561 - King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1806 - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
1879 - Baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia
1879 - Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
1913 - Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
1938 - Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
1941 - The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - ABC's first color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera - first broadcast
1964 - "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
1969 - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres ((SRSLY, this film is 50 years old?))
1973 - Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1976 - Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1977 - third test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens at WDW
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Congress selects the rose as US national flower
1993 - "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1994 - "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released
1999 - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
2002 - The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released
2018 - Japan's space agency is the first to place two robotic explorers on an asteroid - Ryugu, from its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft
Quote of the day:
"Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelities, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero or a saint."
~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887), American Presbyterian Minister
Over the years, I have slowly come to accept that there are people who just plain don’t like me, for one reason or another. Yes, I know, one should not worry about what others think about you because they probably aren’t thinking about you at all. But it is only fairly recently that I stopped beating myself up over it. I have spent countless hours trying to figure out what I could’ve said differently in various social situations, wondering if I could’ve dressed different to fit in better, or just worried that my aura was projecting some sort of “hate me” vibe. I would try and rehearse interactions, but then I would get all contrary and act like a rectal cavity, trying to be as bad as I was being treated. It took a long time to understand that it was all about meeting their expectations if you wanted to belong while I always felt that meeting MY expectations of me was more important. It took an even longer time to understand that didn’t mean I was wrong or misguided, just me.
Thank you, my friends
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